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Published March 15, 2013, 04:53 PM

Group gathers to become citizens at Concordia

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) -- A group gathered at Concordia College this morning to see friends and family become U.S. citizens.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) -- A group gathered at Concordia College this morning to see friends and family become U.S. citizens.

75 people from Minnesota and North Dakota took the oath of citizenship.

They represented more than 31 countries, including Brazil, Peru, India and Sudan. For many new citizens this was a day they have looked forward to for years.

Chris Linnares Marcil says, "It's such an honor to be here knowing that you are coming after the Fathers, Founders of this Country. I have a 7-year old daughter and this morning she was so happy. She said finally, you're going to be one of us."

The short program included singing 'The Star Spangled Banner', a message by President Obama and the Pledge of Allegiance.

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